Friday, August 29, 2014

Governor Rick Perry nuisance indictment

Governor Rick Perry nuisance indictment

Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury for what is claimed to be abuse of power.  The charges filed by special prosecutor Michael McCrum.  The charges were filed in Travis County.  Travis County is nicked named the “San Francisco of the South.”  Travis County being where Austin is located and a very liberal city by Texas standards. 

Background:  Travis County District Attorney Democrat Rosemary Lehmberg was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI).  Her office handled the “Public Integrity Unit.”  Republican Governor Rick Perry asked her to resign because of her arrest, she lost the public trust.  Lehmberg refused.  When a bill came on his desk to fund her office $7.5 million, he vetoed it.  Lehmberg’s blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. 

At the time of her arrest for DWI her office was investigating one of Governor Perry’s project “Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.”  If she did resign, the Governor would have named her successor. 

Craig McDonald director of a nonprofit campaign watchdog group Texans for Public Justice made the allegations of criminal wrongdoing by the Governor.  

Governor Rick Perry is the first of the Republican 2016 Presidential candidates attempted to be taken out by the news media and Democrats.  The two groups did this in 2008 and this round starting two years early.

Article 4, section 14 of the Texas Constitution empowers veto option to the Governor.  It reads in part:

“Every bill which shall have passed both houses of the Legislature shall be presented to the Governor for his approval. If he approve he shall sign it; but if he disapprove it, he shall return it, with his objections, to the House in which it originated, which House shall enter the objections at large upon its journal, and proceed to reconsider it.”

Rosemary Lehmberg’s drunk driving arrest incident:

Video of Rosemary Lehmberg being booked for DWI:

Video of Rosemary Lehmberg’s field sobriety test resulting in her arrest:

News report on Rosemary Lehmberg’s DWI arrest:

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Article 4, section 14 (page 75) of the Texas Constitution empowers veto option to the Governor:

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